Amazon Prime Videos Skip Alot In Mozilla Firefox

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Holly3278

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Hey everyone. I have Amazon Prime and my little boy often watches cartoons on it. I prefer to use Mozilla Firefox as my default browser but I also have Google Chrome installed. Anyway, the Amazon Prime videos skip a lot on Mozilla Firefox and I am not sure why. I looked it up on Google but there are a ton of different solutions and I have no idea which one would work best for my situation. Could you all please help me to fix this problem? The Amazon Prime videos work fine with Google Chrome but I want them to work well in Mozilla Firefox as well.

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Hard Drives: C: 584 GB (517 GB Free); D: 10 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
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Here is information about my Mozilla Firefox installation:

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TerryNet

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Have you checked to see if it is an Extension (Tools - Add-ons - Extensions)? You could disable one at a time; or disable all and if that solves the issue then re-enable one at a time until you find the culprit. Of course, it could be a combination of two or more.
 

dvk01

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It is almost certain that you will need to disable ghostery, ublock & probably noscript to make amazon videos or indeed any video service work properly on Firefox.

Amazon videos especially rely on tracking and they do have checks to make sure that only authorised users are watching them ( those that actually pay for the service)
 

Holly3278

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I use Ublock in Google Chrome and it doesn't interfere with Amazon Prime videos in Chrome though so why would it interfere in Mozilla Firefox? As for Ghostery, I will try disabling it and see if that helps. I will also try with NoScript although I already had it allow all Scripts on Firefox in Amazon.com.
 

flavallee

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You appear to have a several years old HP/Compaq desktop with a weak AMD processor and NVIDIA graphic card.
Upgrading to a better graphic card and reducing the number of apps that run in the background should help with speed and performance.

I'm strictly an Internet Explorer user and rarely use Mozilla Firefox.
I don't use Amazon Prime or Google Chrome, so I can't comment on any issues with them.

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dvk01

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I use Ublock in Google Chrome and it doesn't interfere with Amazon Prime videos in Chrome though so why would it interfere in Mozilla Firefox? As for Ghostery, I will try disabling it and see if that helps. I will also try with NoScript although I already had it allow all Scripts on Firefox in Amazon.com.
It is a suggestion to try.
Just because an extension, addon or other tool works perfectly in one browser does not mean it will work correctly or without problems in another browser. All extensions / Add-ons etc will work differently or have slightly different functionality in different browsers.

When watching online videos from any legitimate or legal source, you will always find differences between display on different browsers. IN UK I use BBC Iplayer & the similar offerings from the commercial channels. I have to switch between browsers frequently to stop buffering or bad display. Firefox is the worse one for me and IE works better most times. Chrome can be good.
 
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